Back home and back to work...always the worst part of a vacation. Well, not the back home part - falling into your own bed after 8 days away and a solid 15 hours on the road is always blissful. Back to work, though, is another story.
was is beautiful. Unfortunately, I was only there for four full days - and my husband has lots of family up there to visit, so I couldn't do too much sight-seeing. His parents really wanted to show off Rhode Island, though, so they drove us all over the place. I got to see Brown University (one of hubby's siters went to school there), and we drove all through downtown Providence (which has a gorgeous captial building). I couldn't get pictures, though, because we never got out of the car, and I was usually in the middle of the back seat - so I couldn't even hang out of a window to snap pictures. We went out to the docks one day to buy lobster off the boats, and I had clam cakes from Iggy's and a frozen lemonade from Del's and a weiner from Wein-O-Rama - they have an incredible meat sauce on their wieners (which are not, I was informed, hot dogs. They are weiners.).
Point Judith was beautiful. It was a very windy, stormy day when we drove out there, and I could have stayed there watching the ocean forever, I think.
I really wanted to drive out to the Naval War College on Newport - I wanted to check out their library - but no one else was interested in doing that. So I'll add that to my list of things to do when I go back.
Mom sent me an email (which I have shamefully not answered) asking what my favorite parts of the trip were, what I wish I could have done, what I want to do when I go back. Most of that can be summed up in one word: Boston. We drove up to Boston on Tuesday with my in-laws, and spent a couple of hours at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. On the way back to the car, we walked through the Holocaust Memorial. I would have liked to stay and examine that, but my in-laws were affected pretty strongly by the heat so I didn't linger. There are hours worth of stuff to do in Boston (not to mention the shopping that I could do!), and the city is so accessible that I know I'd have fun no matter how little time I could spend there. Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, even just walking around and looking at the buildings. I saw about 30 restaurants that I wanted to try out (and we were only in town for 3 hours!), but the place that's currently highest on my list of places to try in Boston: